Located on the banks of Lake Eerie in upstate New York, Buffalo offers an array of art and outdoor activities, both in and around the city, with the iconic Niagara Falls just over an hour drive away. The city’s architecture combines neoclassical and beaux arts styles with impressive, modern buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and embodies a family-friendly vibe.
Visitors seeking a place to stay in Buffalo have an abundance of options, from large hotel chains to more modest properties. If you’re looking for a luxury or boutique hotel in the city, we’ve picked out five of the best that the city has to offer.
Lofts on Pearl, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
From $110/ night
Part of the Trademark Collection by Wyndham, the Lofts on Pearl is an apartment-style accommodation in the heart Buffalo’s art district. Each of the property’s unique 31 rooms are decorated in classic New York style, with brick interiors, minimalist furniture and cozy fireplaces setting the mood. Rooms are spacious, with a separate living area and a fully-equipped kitchen – perfect for doing a little cooking of your own. If going out is more your style, the property is within walking distance of downtown, and guests receive a discount at nearby foodie spot, Pearl Street Grill.
From $195/ night
Just a quick hop from the Convention center in downtown Buffalo, the luxurious Curtiss Hotel caters to business and leisure travelers alike. Sumptuous rooms and suites have a warm colour palette, complete with comfortable furnishings and city views. The property also features indoor and outdoor bars, an outdoor pool, a spa, and a fitness center. A generous continental breakfast is also available for guests each morning.
The Mansion on Delaware Avenue
From $197/ night
A historic mansion turned boutique hotel, the Mansion on Delaware Avenue is a fusion of old-world charm and modernity. Conveniently situated in Buffalo city centre, attractions like Niagara Square, and local shopping, dining and art galleries are all within walking distance. The Buffalo golf course is also just a ten-minute drive away. Despite contemporary furnishings, the Mansion still retains a very homey feel. Rooms are spacious and laid out more like suites, complete with a seating area and workspace, and featuring classic touches like stone fireplaces and bay windows. Additional perks include an on-site fitness centre and a 24-hour reception area, where guests can relax by the fireplace or enjoy a game of billiards. A hot breakfast is served each morning.
The Westin Buffalo
From $203/ night
Just a short walk from the famed Shea’s Performing Arts Center, the Westin offers upscale accommodation in downtown Buffalo. The suite-style rooms are done up in a cozy neutral palette with plenty of space to relax. State-of-the-art beds, double sinks and spacious living areas make this hotel extra comfortable. All of the rooms include a coffee machine, air conditioning, WiFi and classic city views, which are even more stunning at sunset. In the evenings, guests can relax at the hotel’s in-house bar or grab a bite to eat at on-site Patina 250, which serves up a tasty global fusion menu. A fitness centre overlooking the city is also available to guests 24 hours a day.
The Delavan Hotel
From $72/ night
The Delavan is situated about 11 miles east of Buffalo, close to major attractions like the Frank Lloyd Wright house and Walden Galleria Mall. The luxurious property showcases classic accents like high-ceilings and crystal chandeliers, while guest rooms are spacious and contemporary. Each of the rooms is equipped with satellite TV, WiFi and air conditioning, plus conveniences like a business centre are also available. The Delavan offers an on-site buffet breakfast each morning and during evenings guests can relax in the cozy lounge area, where billiards tables are also available.